Dear Piscataway Park visitors, residents, and neighbors:
The National Park Service is working with the Accokeek Foundation on two pier (dock) projects. The first project is to rebuild the smaller National Colonial Farm Dock. The second project is to modify the larger Saylor Grove Pier (Fishing Dock)to allow tour boat docking.
The need for rebuilding the Farm Dock is to replace the deteriorating structural members of the dock to make it safe and useable. Modifications to the Fishing Dock are needed to retrofit it to safely support tour boats and visitor arrivals via the Potomac River.
Along with dock fishing, the concept of accommodating visitor arrivals to the park via the Potomac River has long been a part of park planning documents but has never been suitably fulfilled. While fishing and boat docking activities could conflict with one another, our hope is to identify designs and alternatives that can accommodate both of these important recreational activities. It is for these reasons that we now seek public input.
Please take the time to provide us with your comments on these projects. You may see concept drawings for the plans at the National Colonial Farm Visitor Center or at the Fort Washington Park Headquarters. You may also review the drawings and comment online at the National Park Service's PEPC (Planning, Environment and Public Comment) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/piscataway
Thank you for your interest in Piscataway Park.
National Capital Parks-East
National Park Service
1900 Anacostia Drive, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
Attn: Piscataway Park Pier Projects
Call or email Stephen Syphax at 202-690-5160,